THE country has been going crazy for Children in Need — and Bolton is no exception.

It is that time of year when we dig deep to help those less fortunate.

From children living in poverty to youngsters affected by domestic violence or those suffering disabilities and illnesses — money raised by Children in Need can provide a muchneeded lifeline.

In recent days, the kindhearted people of Bolton have been taking part in weird, wacky and wonderful fundraising events to boost this year’s appeal.

This year’s fundraising extravaganza, screened on the BBC, saw Sir Terry Wogan, Fearne Cotton, Tess Daly and Nick Grimshaw host a bigger than ever night of music, sketches, glitz and glamour.

Guest appearances included One Direction, Girls Aloud and Britain’s Olympic and Paralympic heroes.

Earlier this year, two organisations in Bolton to benefit from Children in Need were Kings People's Church, Breightmet, and The Octagon Theatre Trust.

In August, the church was awarded £54,352 for The Young Adventurers project, to develop fortnightly activity sessions for children with disabilities.

And the Octagon’s Trust was given £4,700 to create a theatre project for deaf youngsters.